At MDHPIC, we understand that at times owners need to rehome their horses. We also believe firmly in the responsibility that all horse owners have to ensure the safety of their horses, both while in their care and when being rehomed. 

All across the country there are many horse rescue organizations where owners can surrender their horses. If you are looking to rehome your horse, spend considerable time and effort contacting the various horse rescue  organization directly to make inquiries. We do not facilitate any rehoming with these rescues. We are also not able to guarantee that any of them will be able to accommodate your horse. 

Please contact the rescue organization directly to make inquiries.

Adena Springs Retirement Program
The first in-house retirement program within the thoroughbred racing industry, Adena Springs matches horses with loving owners who will make a lifelong commitment to their health and well being.
Aurora, ON

Bear Valley Rescue
We have found wonderful homes for many amazing horses.
Sundre, AB

Circle F Horse Rescue Society
We are a registered nonprofit, charitable organization that cares for horses that have been entrusted to us and, when ready, adopt them out to appropriate homes.
Abbotsford, BC

Critteraid – Project Equus
We are a society devoted to animal welfare.
Penticton, BC

Earth ARC
Devoted to the rest, rehabilitation and retirement phases of life for all animals
Four Mile Brook, Pictou County, NS

Free Spirit Sanctuary
Providing sanctuary for domestic and wild horses, donkeys and mules, while advocating for justice, peace and freedom for all equines everywhere.
Cochrane, AB
As a group we are compelled to save as many horses as possible and give them the happy endings they deserve.
Waterdown, ON

Last Chance Horse Rescue

Hello and welcome to the Last Chance Horse Rescue! Although many horses go for slaughter we try our hardest to save some. Especially the younger ones and the older ones.


New Horizons Equine Centre
Providing Second Careers for Off-The-Track Standardbreds
Wallaceburg, ON

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
New Stride’s goals are to ensure that each and every non-competitive and injured Thoroughbred racehorse gets a second chance and is placed into a caring adoptive home.
Surrey, BC

Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
Assisting in the adoption and relocation of retired and non-racing Standardbred horses within Ontario
Campbellville, ON

Penny Lane Farm Sanctuary
The primary activity of this organization is to provide sanctuary to horses, as well as other domestic/farm animals at risk of being sent to slaughter as well as those that have suffered abuse and neglect.
Ottawa, ON

Refuge RR for Horses
Refuge RR is giving back that which should never have been taken away, their freedom, and providing them with the protection that is owed to them.
Alexandria, ON

Transitions Thoroughbreds
To provide an opportunity for as many Thoroughbreds as possible to have a chance at a second career once retired from racing and/or be allowed to retire with dignity and be protected for the remainder of their lives.
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Ottawa, ON

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Peace, freedom and protection
Guelph, ON

Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue
Our mandate is to provide care and rehabilitation to abused and neglected horses.
Hagersville, ON


Wild Horses of Alberta Society WHOAS
Wild Horses of Alberta Society’s mission is to ensure the provision of all aspects of the conservation and humane treatment of wild horses in Alberta.

Sable Island Green Horse Society
Partners in promoting stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Sable Island.

Friends of Nemaiah Valley
Studying the Brittany Triangle Wild Horses in British Columbia



MDHPIC cannot help  horses without donations.

We are a registered (800813545RR0001) charitable organization and can provide tax receipts – please consider making a donation  to help us continue this valuable work.

Banner picture top of this page courtesy Kendra Vandervelde features Marie Dean’s beloved rescued thoroughbreds.  Johnny (left) & Candy filled Marie’s days with adventure & her heart with joy.